John A. LamanaRan gas station, tavernJohn A. Lamana, a...


September 10, 1993

John A. Lamana

Ran gas station, tavern

John A. Lamana, a retired Ca- tonsville gas station owner who also once owned a tavern in Irvington, died of cancer Tuesday at St. Agnes Hospital.

Mr. Lamana, who was 74 and lived in Ellicott City, retired in 1981 as owner of Catonsville Shell, which he had run since 1968. He also owned the Loop Tavern from 1976 to 1979.

Before starting his own business, he had been a customer relations executive for Shell Oil Co. and also worked for Cities Service Oil Co.

A Baltimore native and a graduate of Southern High School, he served in the Army in North Africa and Europe during World War II, His decorations included the Purple Heart.

He was a member of the Dewey Lowman Post of the American Legion and a former member of the Catonsville Optimist Club.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

He is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor M. Kairis; two sons, Michael J. Lamana of Somers, N.Y., and Thomas J. Lamana of Ellicott City; a daughter, Linda Amos of Ellicott City; a sister, Emily Lipscomb of Baltimore; two brothers, Andrew Lamana and Frank Lamana, both of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren. A. Ray Kadlec, security officer for PHOTOHarford County government buildings and parking lots who had retired as commander of the Bel Air state police barracks in 1980, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Bel Air.

Mr. Kadlec, who was 69, had worked for the county for six years and was named employee of the month in June.

He retired as a first lieutenant with the state police after eight years as commander of the Bel Air Barracks. Though he spent most of his 26 years on the force at Bel Air, he also had

assignments as commander of the North East barracks and second in command at the Waterloo Barracks, and was stationed briefly in Hagerstown.

Born in Tipton, Iowa, he served with the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II and was recalled to duty during the Korean War. Before becoming a policeman, he had worked at the Montgomery Ward warehouse in Baltimore.

After retiring from the state police, he was head of small engine repairs for a time for the Courtland Hardware Store in Bel Air.

He did volunteer work for the Havre de Grace Seafood Festival, the Harford County Farm Fair, the Darlington Apple Festival and the Wheel and Walk Along, a fund-raising outing for the Citizens Nursing Home and its residents.

He was active in the Maryland State Police Alumni Association and had been a member of the Maryland Troopers Association and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 1012 Old Joppa Road in Joppa.

He is survived by his wife, the former E. Loteze Long; two daughters, Dawn Kadlec of Bel Air and Konnie Miles of Duncanville, Texas; a sister, Mary Hadix of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three grandchildren.

Harry R. McCoy Sr., a retired senior industrial sales account executive for Exxon Corp. whose territory included the Baltimore area, died Wednesday of complications of Parkinson's disease at a nursing home in Roanoke, Va..

Mr. McCoy, who was 87, retired in 1970 in Roanoke after more than 40 years with the company. Exxon had named him to its Marketing Hall of Fame.

Born in southern West Virginia, he was a graduate of the University of Virginia.

In Roanoke, he was a member of the Masons, the Scottish Rite, Kazim Temple and the Green Memorial United Methodist Church.

A memorial service was scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at the South Chapel of the John M. Oakey Funeral Service in Roanoke.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Ruby Phipps; a daughter, Nell Savopoulos of Hunt Valley; two sons, Harry Robert McCoy Jr. of Roanoke and David McCoy of New York City; two sisters, Dorothy McCauley of Front Royal, Va., and Stella West of Simpsonville, S.C.; a brother, Dan McCoy of Monroe, N.C.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Albert W. Kirwan

55 years a scoutmaster

Albert W. Kirwan, a retired production planner for Martin Marietta Corp. who served as a scoutmaster for 55 years, died Wednesday of cancer at the Forest Haven Nursing Home in Catonsville.

Mr. Kirwan, who was 77 and lived on Tulip Road in Relay for the past eight years, retired in 1976 after 38 years with the Martin company.

He had been the scoutmaster for Troop 123 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church both at its present location on Liberty Road near the Beltway and earlier at Baker and Longwood streets in West Balti- more.

A recipient of the Silver Beaver Award of the Boy Scouts, he was also a member of the Order of the Lamb and was cited by WJZ-TV for his work in Scouting.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1936 graduate of Forest Park High School and attended the University of Baltimore.

He served in the Army during World War II.

Services were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Loring Byers funeral home, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

He is survived by his wife, the former Amalie G. Pennington; a son, Albert P. Kirwan of Relay; and a grandson.

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